Affirmative action bill SCA 5 'dead for the year'

A legislative plan to ask California voters whether they want affirmative action reinstated at public universities is not going forward this year.

Sheriff's Dept.: Body near fire died years earlier

The skeletal remains and shoe discovered Saturday were not from someone who died in the Pine Fire, but a man who was the victim of foul play as long as four years ago, officials say.

Lice by selfie? Maybe. But Pasadena's Hair Angels can help

"Lice removal salon" may summon images of sterile, white walls and face masks, but Hair Angels takes a different tack: the walls are bright blue, the salon chairs and hair dryers bubblegum pink.

News anchors dive for cover as quake shakes LA

When the 4.4 magnitude temblor struck Monday morning, KTLA-TV anchors were live on the air. They did what the experts recommend: "drop, cover and hold on."

4 LAPD officers injured in Glassell Park crash

The accident at Fletcher Drive and San Fernando Road left seven people injured, including four officers traveling in an unmarked car, police said.

'Shamrock Shake': 4.4 quake strikes near Westwood (updated)

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.4 struck near Westwood, Calif., early Monday morning, but authorities said there was no damage to schools or public roads.

California drought hurts Central Valley blackbird

California's tenacious drought is imperiling the tri-colored blackbird in state's Central Valley.

Entire Newport Beach Little League season suspended

Less than a week after opening day, the Little League season has been indefinitely suspended in Newport Beach.

Navy's Blue Angels return to skies over El Centro

The Blue Angels headed back into the wild blue yonder a year after budget cuts grounded the Navy's famous daredevil fliers.

Suspected smuggling boat found in Rancho Palos Verdes

No drugs were found, but authorities say smugglers are carrying bigger payloads as they push farther north

No leads in abduction of 4 kids from Boyle Heights

Los Angeles police said Sunday they have no solid leads that might help find two parents who allegedly abducted their four children from a grandmother's home.

LA Conservancy ranks 88 cities on their preservation efforts

L.A. has a reputation for being a city that looks forward and rarely looks back, for better or worse. But a new report on L.A. cities' efforts to preserve the past has ranked them by their efforts.

Buddhists give $6.6 million to support Japan studies at USC

The Shinnyo-en Buddhist order donated $6.6 million to USC to promote the study of Japanese religion and culture. The pledge comes as USC attempts to raise $6 billion.

Possible human remains found near Gorman brush fire

Detectives were investigating a possible homicide after remains that appeared to be a human skull and a shoe were found near a wildfire in northern Los Angeles County.

Small 3.9 earthquake goes unnoticed in Los Angeles suburbs

A magnitude 3.9 earthquake that shook some of Los Angeles' suburbs generally went unnoticed by residents. There were no reports of damage or injuries caused by the temblor.

Woman's body found at Anaheim recycling plant identified

The body of a woman whose body was found at an Orange County recycling plant has been identified by Anaheim police as Jarrae Nikole Estepp.